At UCSF, a non-invasive procedure to track liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition virtually unheard of prior to 1980, is becoming more and more common around the world. As the name implies, the condition is not associated with excessive drinking, but with excessive weight. Until now, the only way to stage the disease was with periodic, invasive liver biopsies. But researchers are conducting a multi-site study using simple scans to measure the disease's progress.

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